As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
The Peace Corps' Mission
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
- To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
- To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
- To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans
For more information about the Peace Corps and how to apply, visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/.
Several San Juan College faculty have served as Peace Corps Volunteers around the world.
Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand from 1986-1989
Taught English as a Foreign Language at Srinakarinwirot University
Dr. J. Kelly Robison
Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 1988-1990
Organized 4-H Boys' Clubs
Dr. Terry Swan
Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand from 1985-1988
Taught English in High Schools and Trained English Teachers
If you are interested in applying for the Peace Corps, visit www.peacecorps.gov. You may also contact the Southwest Regional Office for the Peace Corps at firstname.lastname@example.org.